Firefighters pouring water on derailed carriages
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Maryland train crash and blast leaves one hurt

A cargo train carrying chemicals in the US state of Maryland has hit a lorry and derailed, causing a blast felt half a mile away.

The train derailed shortly after 14:00 EST (18:00 GMT) near Baltimore. The driver of the lorry was taken to hospital and is said to be in a serious condition.

The incident is the third major rail crash in the US in the past two weeks.

Susana Mendonca reports.

  • 29 May 2013
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